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perf-list-digest Friday, August 6 1999 Volume 02 : Number 196



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FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt
Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 09:22:37 EDT
From: Bordomotto AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt

I've got a 300 in an '80 F 100 (2WD). It's not the original engine (that was
a 300 too), but I've been very impressed with it. I've had the truck almost
20 yrs and there is nowhere that it cannot go. I've gone from 90mph (for
several hrs at a time) on I-95 and I-10 to knee-deep mud and waist-deep snow.
That engine is limited only by the size of its rear axle. Sure it ain't no
460 or 351, yet I bet that when it's all said and done; ol'Max will be
installing a 300 in his beast after "the last of the V-8's" is burnt up...

Bordomotto aol.com
'80 F 100 (300)
'71 Conv. Cougar XR7 (351C)
'94 Grand Am (Who Cares?)
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 18:45:11 -0600
From: "Dolphin"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt

I had a 300 in a '77 SuperCab a few years back. Hauled a 14' fiberglass boat
and all camping supplies with no problem. It was a little rough tugging the
boat out of the water; had to give her a lot of gas and slip the heck out of
the clutch, but it pulled it out.
I sold the SuperCab to get a Nissan for economy due to long work trips. Now,
I kind of miss her.
I do not think I will opt for a 6-banger in my '79 rig. I think I can get
more out of my 302 after some fixing up.


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So many roads, so little time...


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Subject: FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt


> I've got a 300 in an '80 F 100 (2WD). It's not the original engine (that
was
> a 300 too), but I've been very impressed with it. I've had the truck
almost
> 20 yrs and there is nowhere that it cannot go. I've gone from 90mph (for
> several hrs at a time) on I-95 and I-10 to knee-deep mud and waist-deep
snow.
> That engine is limited only by the size of its rear axle. Sure it ain't no
> 460 or 351, yet I bet that when it's all said and done; ol'Max will be
> installing a 300 in his beast after "the last of the V-8's" is burnt up...


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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 20:37:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Perf - Re:

Welcome to the List, Robert.
I have to jump on the 300-six bandwagon for a minute
here. I had a 65 F100 camper special, overload
springs, 9" rear with 3.50's, truck tires, added power
steering, and a stock 300-six. I used to make money
on weekends in high school by hauling loads of junk to
the dump for people. Seems like I got about 20 bucks
a load. There were a couple of times that my truck
absolutely amazed me. I had it loaded over the top of
the cab with two trees I had cut down and was heading
up a hill in Folsom CA. There is a stoplight at the
very bottom of the hill (of course). Had to start out
in granny gear but the truck pulled the hill just
fine. At the dump the truck weighed 5,300 lbs or
thereabouts. Another time, my dad and I had the
longbed loaded to the rails with dirt and busted up
concrete from a driveway we pulled up. It wouldn't go
over 55 on the freeway but I don't think anything else
would've either. It had so much weight in it the
overloads were almost bottomed out and the motor was
just fine.

So don't discount the 300-six. It's not a horsepower
maker but I would put the torque up against just about
anything...

As for myself, I could never live with a Chevy. Keep
it real, and Ford blue.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

> me. I drive a 91 F-150 4x4, and although it *is* a
> Ford, it's well...a pile of
> crap. This could be attributed to the fact that
> they guy we bought it from
> never took care of it, but I really don't care for
> the engine (300 straight
> six). My mom has an 89 Probe, and we've never had a
> single problem with it.
> early 80's Ford truck, and install a 460 in it that
> I think I can buy. Finally,
> I prefer Fords, but I believe I could live with a
> Chevy if I had to.

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